Jan McClaugherty Denson, 64, of Mechanicsville, Va., returned to her heavenly home on Sunday, November 11, 2018 while surrounded by her loved ones. Her strong faith and devoted family supported her through her courageous battle with cancer.
Jan was born October 7, 1954 to Everett and Thelma McClaugherty of Narrows, VA. She graduated with a B.S. in Art Education from Virginia Tech in 1977 where she met her future husband, Garrie. She was a lifelong Christian and an active member of Northside Baptist Church in Mechanicsville. There, she served on the healing quilts ministry and decorating committee. Jan was a talented artist and floral designer. She was kind and loving, enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and friends. Jan especially enjoyed Summer vacations at the Outer Banks and spoiling grandson Grady. She will be dearly missed by her loved ones, who find comfort in knowing she is free of pain and at peace with her creator.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Thelma McClaugherty. She is survived by her husband, John G. Denson, Jr. (‘Garrie’); daughter Jessica Denson, daughter Jennifer Ostby (Daniel) and grandson Grady Ostby; her sister Joan Douglas (Brad) of Catlett; Virginia and her devoted lifelong friend Cindy Martin Light of Narrows.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Monday, November 19 at Northside Baptist Church, 7600 Studley Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23116 followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Jeff Scott will conduct the service.
The family would like to thank the entire Bon Secours Hospice Care Team for their kind, professional and dedicated care throughout Jan’s journey. Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Jan to the American Cancer Society.